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Gender and Artificial Intelligence

Presented by:

Meg Green

Gender is an innate part of human existence. It is an expression of ourselves and even our culture. However, gender is not innate to our creations. When we design something inanimate to imitate gender, it impacts our society as a whole, especially when we gender our artificial intelligence. We have a tendency to gender "assistant" AIs female and independent AIs male, such as Siri vs Watson, translate non-gendered languages to have gender, and allow our conversational AI to adopt gendered biases. Is this for the best, or are there ways to prevent human gender biases from impacting AI, so that we may have a more equal future?


February 2018


30 min